Hundreds take advantage of early voting

Monday was day one for early voting in Milwaukee
Posted at 8:25 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 21:26:46-04
Did the first presidential debate sway voters to hit the polls early? Monday was the first day for early voting in Milwaukee, and more than 500 voters are already done. They've voted.

There are 41 days until the election, and some voters have their minds made up.

Steve Madison is ready to vote. He watched the presidential debate Monday night but says that's not why he's voting early for the first time.

"I just wanted to get it done with and avoid the rush hour in November," said Madison.

In the 2012 Presidential election, 37,000 people voted early in the city of Milwaukee.

This year the city expects 60,000, or about 20 percent of the vote.

The most recent Marquette Law School Poll shows a tight race in Wisconsin. Eric Coleman is watching it all but is ready to fulfill his civic duty.

"My mind was made up a while ago, there no chance of me changing my mind."

But that doesn't mean Coleman is tuning out the presidential race. 

"There's no getting around hearing it but the voting part of it is done," said Coleman.